PopCultHQ Comic Book Review – “Overtaken” #2 from Aspen Comics (Out 3/30/16)

Overtaken #2 arrives in stores this coming Wednesday, March 30th from Aspen Comics. PopCultHQ obtained an advance copy to review and tell you about this new series from writer Frank Mastromauro and artist Marco Lorenzana. Here’s our look at Overtaken #2…


A man desperate in his attempt and finding the whereabouts of his vanished wife. Despite police records of the disappearance, Will Hardin is determined to locate Jesse at any cost, even to the point of doing some investigating of his own.

Meanwhile, Jesse is seen on an off-world post gathering data in extreme conditions. Her exploratory spelunking leads her deep within a cavernous realm of lava and seismic activity. But there seems to be some mystery surrounding the program of which she is a part. We find out that people behind the scenes are training and testing her.


The story is primarily composed of internal dialogue, which did actually help laying the groundwork on the characters and conditions they encounter. Granted, I didn’t get the opportunity to read issue one, but from the summation found on the inside cover I kind of got the gist of it. I guess what puzzled me was Jesse’s lack of desire to reunite with her husband and the lack of explaining where she is and what she is doing. Perhaps that was touched on in issue one, but I would have assumed at least a snippet of context would have been included.

I am curious to read issue one, and I would be willing to give issue three a chance, but that may be the make or break issue as to whether I would continue this series. It does show promise, but the rate at which the story progresses could be vital to the success of the title.

PopCultHQ Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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Publisher: ASPEN MLT INC

(W) Frank Mastromauro (A) Marco Lorenzana (CA) Alex Konat

Prepare yourself for the return of – OVERTAKEN!

Picking up from the shocking events of issue #1… after months of dead ends and uncooperative authorities, Will Harden focuses his desperation to find his missing wife and turns to an unlikely source to help locate her…but is it already too late?? As he begins to unravel the truth, Harden will discover that the answers he seeks are far out of this world!

Written and created by Frank Mastromauro, featuring artwork by the talented newcomer Marco Lorenzana, OVERTAKEN is going to take your breath away and leave you gasping for more!

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